Delancey Street Mural, “Riders Galore,” Unveiled; Celebration on Saturday

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There’s something new on the Delancey Street pedestrian plaza.

Throughout the day yesterday, artists were installing a new mural named, “Riders Galore.” The project is a collaboration between the Lower East Side Partnership and ArtBridge, an organization that brings public art to scaffolding and construction fencing. The mural stretches across two sites of the big Essex Crossing project.

The mural was curated by Caroline Samponaro, deputy director of Transportation Alternatives, and Elizabeth Denny, the founder, and director of Denny Gallery. The artists are Alan Goldsmith & Susan Mayer, who won an open-call competition.

The community is being invited to an event this coming Saturday to celebrate the new mural. It takes place from 1-4 p.m. at Delancey Plaza (Suffolk Street). There will be free food from Osaka Grub, cookies from Insomnia Cookies and fun activities for all ages. More info on our Events Calendar.

The previous mural, on display from 2014, was designed by by Boym Partners.

UPDATE: The Saturday event has been postponed due to weather. We’ll let you know when it’s rescheduled.

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